United States Penitentiary (USP) - Florence

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: February 08, 2024
Address
5880 Hwy 67, Florence, CO 81226
Beds
763
County
Fremont
Phone
719-784-9454
Fax
719-784-5157
Email
flp/execassistant@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 7000, Florence, CO 81226

USP-Florence is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders found guilty of a federal crime and sentenced to incarceration in accordance with the Department of Justice Sentencing Guidelines.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for federal high facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is MoneyGram There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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USP-Florence's comprehensive information is here to guide you through the federal prison process, ensuring you stay connected to your inmate while they are incarcerated.

The USP-Florence is a federal prison located at 5880 Hwy 67 in Florence, CO. This federal high security prison is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to hold inmates who have been convicted to and sentenced for a federal crime through the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Locate all federal inmates here. If you would like to speak with a case manager or counselor, call 719-784-9454.

The United States Penitentiary, Florence High (USP Florence High) is a high-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Colorado. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. USP Florence High is part of the Florence Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Florence), which is situated on 49 acres of land and houses different facilities with varying degrees of security. It is named "Florence High" in order to differentiate it from the United States Penitentiary, Florence ADX, the federal supermax prison located in the same complex.

FCC Florence is located in Fremont County, CO, 90 miles south of Denver. USP Florence High houses about 600 male inmates and is about 390,020 square feet. A perimeter fence, seven guard towers, and a patrol road ensure the security of the prison. The prison includes health services, educational program areas, visitation, laundry, a barbershop, commissary, chapel, Special Housing Unit (SHU), and an exercise area.

Notable inmates includes Walli Mujahidh (serving a 17-year sentence for conspiracy to murder US military officers); and Ross Ulbricht (serving a life sentence for money laundering, computer hacking, and conspiracy to distribute narcotics as the founder and operator of the Silk Road website).

Housing: Inmates are housed in one-person and two-person cells.

Health Services: Sick call, dental call, physical examinations, medications, chronic care, preventive health services, emergency services, and diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions, and mental health care are provided to inmates. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates must submit a triage form for routine health care needs.

Psychology Services: Psychology services at USP Florence include screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health and drug abuse problems, individual and group counseling, psycho-educational classes, self-help and supportive services, and referral to Health Services for medical treatment of mental illness. Inmates can request treatment either through cop-out or by visiting the Psychology open house. The facility also offers the STAGES Program for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): USP Florence does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but referrals can be made to institutions which do provide RDAP. A Drug Abuse Education Class and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) are provided.

Education Services: USP Florence provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Incentive awards are provided to recognize inmates making satisfactory progress and successfully completing the literacy (i.e., GED and ESL) program. Inmates may also receive incentives for progressing to various levels in the GED or ESL programs. Graduation ceremonies recognize GED, ESL, and Occupational Education completions. Courses are also available in Adult Continuing Education (ACE) and parenting. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Library Services: Leisure libraries offer inmates a variety of reading materials including periodicals, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books. An interlibrary loan program with local, state, and college libraries and available bookmobile services is also available. Inmates are provided with legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents with the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Inmates also have access to typewriters and a copy machine.

Commissary: Inmates may use funds in their trust fund account to purchase items at the institution commissary, place funds on their inmate phone account, purchase TRU-Units for their TRULINCS account, or send funds in another manner. Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month. Items such as food, beverages, clothing, electronics, and over-the-counter medications can be purchased in the USP Florence commissary.

Recreation Services: Leisure activities include organized and informal games, sports, physical fitness, table games, hobby crafts, music programs, intramural activities, social and cultural organizations, and movies. Art activities include paintings and sketches rendered in any of the usual media (e.g., oils, pastels, crayons, pencils, inks, and charcoal). Hobbycraft activities include ceramics, leatherwork, models, clay, mosaics, crochet, knitting, sculptures, woodworking, and lapidary, etc. Wellness programs include screening, assessments, goal setting, fitness/nutrition prescriptions, and counseling.

Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook - This document provides you with general information about the institution, programs, rules, and regulations that you will encounter during your confinement. Familiarizing yourself with this information and knowing your responsibilities will help you to adjust to institutional life.

Commissary List - In 1930 the Department of Justice authorized and established a Commissary at each Federal institution. The Commissary provides a bank-type account for your money & for the procurement of articles not issued regularly as part of the institution's administration. Funds deposited by your family, friends, or other sources are stored in your commissary account that we maintain.

Legal Activities - This document outlines the procedures for access to legal reference materials and legal counsel and the opportunities that you will be afforded to prepare legal documents while incarcerated.

Inmate Locator

United States Penitentiary (USP) - Florence is a facility in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) that publishes the names of the inmates currently in one of their locations nationwide. Your search should start with the first locator to see if your loved one is there. You will need the offender's first and last name and it must be spelled exactly. If you have a nine-digit BOP Inmate ID number (xxxxx-xxx)

If you cannot find your inmate in the federal search, the second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is all the inmates currently incarcerated in all prisons, jails and detention centers. You do not need to sign up to use this free inmate locator.

If you are looking for someone who has been recently taken into custody, you may access the Arrest Record Search feature, there is a cost for this fresh information

Covid Visitation Information

Please call 719-784-9454 prior to your visit to get the latest updates, time changes or visitation cancellations

Visitation Information

United States Penitentiary (USP) - Florence High - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am – 3:00pm

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